Gavin Francis: The Spanish Flu, 25 January 2018
Show More Pale Rider: The Spanish Flu of 1918 and How It Changed the World by Laura Spinney.
Jonathan Cape, 352 pp., £20, June 2017, 978 1 910702 37 6Show More
“... insisted Spanish flu saved his life, and without it, I suppose I wouldn’t be alive either.’Laura Spinney’s book attempts to collate what is known about the pandemic, and takes a stab at examining its legacy: ‘The flu resculpted human populations more radically than anything since the Black Death,’ she writes. ‘It influenced the course of ...”